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(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/27/2020) U.S. freight railroads’ combined intermodal volume rose 5 percent to 285,086 containers and trailers during the week ending Aug. 22 compared with the same period a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data.  Intermodal volume increased for the third straight week in the United States. But carload volume continued to…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/27/2020) As part of its Unified Plan 2020 operational strategy, Union Pacific Railroad plans to consolidate its intermodal operations in the Houston area in fall. Currently, both the Englewood and Settegast yards process intermodal shipments. But beginning Sept. 21, the Class I will consolidate all intermodal operations for international and domestic service at Settegast Yard to make…

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(Source: Bloomberg Law, August 26, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The country’s top freight railroads should bear the burden of proving that their communications over fuel charges don’t violate federal antitrust law, the Justice Department said. CSX Transportation Inc., Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Union Pacific Railroad Co., and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a subsidiary of BNSF Railway…

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(Source: Supply Chain Dive, August 26, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C. — T he Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Railroad Administration issued joint letters to the seven Class I railroads on Monday, expressing concern over missed industrial switches and “excessively late or annulled” trains in recent months due to insufficient crew sizes. Full story: Supply Chain Dive…

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 25 — Chad M. Lambert, a member of BLET Division 364 (Wichita, Kan.), was elected General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Eastern District General Committee of Adjustment at the GCA’s quadrennial meeting on August 11, 2020. A third-generation railroader, Brother Lambert first joined the BLET on October 1, 1999. He has served BLET…

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